Heard that some of the hail damages appear to be all the way down to the substrate (skin) of the tank. Destack is likely and the tank may have to be sent back to the factory for stripping and re-foaming. They will probably give them Endeavour’s tank and then we would have to wait for a new one. Unfortunately, a second shuttle needs to be able to launch during the current mission in case of emergency, so that may delay both launches until Endeavour can support a Launch on Need capability. The payload was removed from Atlantis prior to leaving the pad so it could be serviced during the downtime.
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